Accident

Tragic! 20 people crushed to death in Yola

A tragic accident occurred today at Vinikling bridge (Hayin Gada) in Yola, Adamawa State as no fewer than 20 people were crushed to death after a trailer loaded with farm produce overran several tricycles a.k.a Keke Napep.

It was alleged that the driver of the trailer was being chased by police officers for refusing to give them money.

Victims of the accident who were crushed to death were evacuated to a hospital in Yola.

Daily Post reported that some residents of the community said the police told them they were chasing the truck driver because he was carrying goods suspected to be foreign rice.

“But there was no foreign rice in the truck, it was farm produce. The driver said they were chasing him for refusing to give them money at a checkpoint the police mounted,” a resident of the community, Umar Shehu said.

A student of Modibo Adama University, Salisu Ibrahim also recounted how he escaped getting crushed by the truck.
“I did not know what happened, but we suddenly saw the truck coming with speed and police van was pursuing it. All of us in our Keke Napep jumped out and fled, the driver lost control and the truck began to hit other Keke Napep and crushing people before our very own eyes. It was horrific,” Ibrahim said.

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